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Death becomes acceptable as a routine. Words cannot describe the horror of the dying–and the living.

— Fred Seiker, survivor of the Burma railway which was completed 71 years ago this year.

October 18, 2014, 4:12pm / 95

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Soldiers resting on a mortar-blasted ridge, Korea c. 1952

Soldiers resting on a mortar-blasted ridge, Korea c. 1952

Source / October 17, 2014 / 58

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Australian infantry riding on a Centurion tank of the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars on their way to the north of the Imjin River

Australian infantry riding on a Centurion tank of the 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars on their way to the north of the Imjin River

Source / October 17, 2014 / 51

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Australian troops marching to the trenches near Fricourt during the Battle of the Somme/September 1916.

Australian troops marching to the trenches near Fricourt during the Battle of the Somme/September 1916.

Source / October 17, 2014 / 58

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Resting before making their way to the front line/26 September 1917

Resting before making their way to the front line/26 September 1917

Source / October 17, 2014 / 55

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Civilians watching German infantry march through Brussels, following the successful invasion of Belgium/August 1914

Civilians watching German infantry march through Brussels, following the successful invasion of Belgium/August 1914

Source / October 17, 2014 / 55

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An exhausted American Marine, carrying a machine gun, after the fighting which followed the landings at Cape Gloucester.

An exhausted American Marine, carrying a machine gun, after the fighting which followed the landings at Cape Gloucester.

Source / October 15, 2014 / 63

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The long-range petrol tank of a Chance-Vought Corsair bursting into flames after landing on the deck; the pilot, Lt. Cdr. Freddy Charlton escaped without injury.

The long-range petrol tank of a Chance-Vought Corsair bursting into flames after landing on the deck; the pilot, Lt. Cdr. Freddy Charlton escaped without injury.

Source / October 15, 2014 / 97

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